After ten years of living under her husband’s control, a young Muslim woman finally finds a voice of her own when he is injured and enters a comatosed state. Over time, she assembles the courage to tell her husband all of the things she had remained silent about during their decade of marriage. She eventually speaks truthfully of the disappointments, sorrows, and sacrifices that have made her life so difficult throughout the years. Only weeks later, when the lonely wife enters into a relationship with a young soldier, does she begin to reveal the woman who she had kept locked up deep inside ever since the day she was married. Based on the best-selling novel by Atiq Rahimia.

Rising star Golshifteh Farahani (also seen in My Sweet Pepper Land) gives a performance that suggests it will not be long until she is internationally recognised.

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  • Rating:12+ IFF
  • Country:Afghanistan/France/Germany/UK
  • Year:2012
  • Duration:102 minutes
  • Language:Persian with subtitles
  • Director:Atiq Rahimi
  • Starring:Golshifteh Farahani, Hamid Djavadan, Hassina Burgan
  • With thanks to Axiom Films